CEREC Specialist

Fillmore Dental Spa

Dentists & Dental Sleep Medicine located in The Marina, San Francisco, CA

CEREC® crowns make it possible to repair a chipped, cracked, or decaying tooth in just one appointment. This saves you time while restoring your biting and chewing abilities. At Fillmore Dental Spa in the heart of the Marina District, located in San Francisco, California, Cecilia Santos-Berkowitz, DMD, proudly offers CEREC crowns to people of all ages. To schedule your appointment, call and speak with a friendly staff member or book online today.

CEREC Q&A

What are CEREC crowns?

CEREC® crowns are an advanced oral restoration method used to repair a chipped, damaged, or decaying tooth. CEREC is an abbreviated way of saying same-day crown.

Traditional dental crowns require a series of appointments spaced several weeks apart. CEREC crowns are different in that they’re designed, manufactured, and bonded in a single appointment. This makes them ideal for busy professionals and people on the go. 

What types of issues can CEREC crowns correct?

CEREC crowns are incredibly versatile. Fillmore Dental Spa uses them to correct a variety of issues, including:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked or fractured teeth
  • Decaying teeth
  • Severely discolored teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

You might also benefit from a CEREC crown if you’re getting dental implants or a dental bridge.

What is the process for getting a CEREC crown?

Getting a CEREC crown begins with a thorough oral exam. Your Fillmore Dental Spa provider also reviews your oral health history and asks you about your goals for treatment.

Afterward, your provider takes digital impressions of your affected tooth. The team uploads your impressions into a design program which enables them to improve the fit of your crown as well as match the color. 

Once your provider finishes the design, they transfer that information to the CEREC milling machine. The machine manufactures a ceramic crown onsite. While this happens, you sit in the waiting room and relax.

When the machine finishes, your Fillmore Dental Spa provider carefully bonds it in place. You leave the office with a sturdy, long-lasting crown capable of withstanding the forces of biting and chewing.

How do I take care of my CEREC crown?

You care for your CEREC crown like you would your natural, permanent teeth. Fillmore Dental Spa recommends you brush your teeth twice each day, floss once a day, and visit your dentist once every six months for a professional cleaning and exam.

Although CEREC crowns are tough, they aren’t invincible. Therefore, it’s important to avoid bad habits like chewing on ice or popcorn kernels and biting your fingernails. By following these steps, your CEREC crown can last for 10-15 years and maybe even longer.

To schedule your CEREC crowns appointment at Fillmore Dental Spa, call the office or book online today.